Marcus Fernandes de Oliveira

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Mycobacterium leprae, the intracellular etiological agent of leprosy, infects Schwann promoting irreversible physical disabilities and deformities. These cells are responsible for myelination and maintenance of axonal energy metabolism through export of metabolites, such as lactate and pyruvate. In the present work, we observed that infected Schwann cells(More)
Cancer cells display abnormal morphology, chromosomes, and metabolism. This review will focus on the metabolism of tumor cells integrating the available data by way of a functional approach. The first part contains a comprehensive introduction to bioenergetics, mitochondria, and the mechanisms of production and degradation of reactive oxygen species. This(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to assess the catalase activity after ischemia and reperfusion and to study the changes of this antioxidant in organs located far from the initial insult. METHODS Eighteen Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups. 1-Control, 2-Simulation and 3-Ischemia and Reperfusion. In the latter it was done an ischemia of the(More)
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